I'm simply doing this cause I think it's cool so no need to remind about how useless it is.
My daily driver's an 84 jetta so there is no built in NAV or powerlocks. That's about to change now...
Pico ITX embedded computer board with 1GHZ CPU
Powersupply to juice everything from the car battery
USB WIFI adapter
bluetooth module - the most important piece
16Ch USB servo controller
Any USB GPS, 3S lipo compatible regulator for the servos
4.3" touch screen LCD
The operating system;
Fedora Linux installed on a 16GB SSD HDD
4-5 standard size servos. I have a few Futaba 3151 servos kicking around and I just checked, they got more than enough power to pop the locks open.
I also need about 50 feet of wire for the servos.
The computer board is actually small enough to be invisible under the dash, I'll only have the LCD somewhere in the center console for GPS.
The reason there is a bluetooth, to open the car from my cell phone or any bluetooth device really. I'm trying to keep it safe tho so my car's bluetooth name is smokey and my password is 1234 for now. I can save the login info in my cell phone so when I hit the button on my phone, the doors unlock or lock
I just finished writing the program for it so this week I'll start installing it. I'll have it setup so that the computer turns on in the car every morning around 7-ish cause I leave for work around 7:30.(even if you don't turn the computer off it draws so little power that you're safe for a week without starting the car)
This way I'll have GPS, remote locks, and wifi just in case I park near a hot spot
If anyone's even remotely interested, I'll post a "build log" and a link to download the program to make it all work. Installing std size servos would prolly be an easy install on nearly any pre-90's car...
If the cell phone's not your thing, you could do it with RFID tags as well. http://www.phidgets.com/products.ph...product_id=2002
so when you get close it pops the locks, and locks them when you leave
No honey I got that used.... MAAC#73745